FULL NAME: Jeanne Marie Konsol (aka Jane Konsol)
BORN: December 2, 1990
HOMETOWN: Tyre, Lebanon
FIVE-WORD SELF DESCRIPTION: “Adventurous, self-compassionate, go-getter, ambitious, spiritual.”
GO-TO DRINK: “Tequila on the rocks with lime.”
HANGOVER CURE: “A good, deep-tissue massage.”
PHOBIA: “I don’t like cats and I can’t touch any cat.”
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m from Tyre, Lebanon and grew up on the Mediterranean shore, in a conservative society, where the simple idea of a woman posing for swimwear was considered as obscene. So, this was my daily motivation to pursue my dreams, assert my convictions and be the model for my very own swimwear JK SWIMWEAR. Aside from modelling, I am a certified yoga trainer, teaching in my own yoga studio, JK Fitness Space – vinyasa yoga, yin yoga and aerial yoga.
How long have you been modelling?
Driven by my hunger to prove myself, I headed to the world of beauty pageants, when I was only 18, and piled on one title after another and one exciting participation after another. From Miss Lebanon in 2009 to Miss Bikini Universe and Miss Beauty Arab in 2013. In 2015, I participated as well in the third season of Dancing with the Stars Middle East. With two songs launched in 2014 and appearing in a Lebanese movie titled Zafafian in 2017, I set the bars very high. Yet, I decided to move into the world of entrepreneurship creating my own lingerie brand Marry Jane Lingerie, followed by my own sportswear line JK Sportswear.
What’s one thing men should always know about women?
A strong woman won’t let a man think he has a 100 percent hold on her, and she’ll stand up for herself when he steps over the line. She knows what she wants – she’s feminine flowery on the outside and steel on the inside. She has a presence of mind because she isn’t swept away by a romantic fantasy.
When do you feel sexy?
I feel sexy when I’m being myself and not trying too hard to be what I’m not. Just being natural is sexy and everything is in the eyes! Plus, when I’m shooting for MAXIM Australia, with amazing people, and wearing Mary Holland Lingerie.
What is your best asset?
My mind. It connects me to riches, wealth, peace, prosperity, internal rest, financial independence and financial freedom. My inner world creates my outer world.
What’s next for you?
I’m currently acting in a new Lebanese series and this is just the start – the best is yet to come!
Photographed by Rocky Batchelor
Styling by Belinda Roelofs
Hair & make-up by Simmy Carr
Lingerie & bikinis by Mary Holland Lingerie
Videography by Alex Scapens
Shot on location at White Pearl Resorts, Mozambique
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